Daily Cancer Risk Fact: Hair Dressers


Hair Stylist27. Hair Dressers

True or false: Your hair stylist can be a useful ally in skin cancer screening.

True. A recent study in the Archives of Dermatology reports that hair stylists examine their clients’ scalp, neck and face for suspicious lesions while giving them a new do. Some hair professionals even report having had some training in skin cancer detection in school. These professionals look at this area of the skin – an area you cannot see well – from a unique vantage point. So, the next time you’re getting those locks tamed, thank your hair stylist for helping you with your routine skin exams.

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